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Find computational resources and programs; online training in Computer Science, Computational Biology and Applied Math & statistics, established online community.

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Have you checked out Star? MIT's homegrown Software Tools for Academics and Researchers.

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Have you checked out the Online Bioinformatics Resource Collection (OBRC) brought to you by the University of Pittsburgh's Health Sciences Library System?

The OBRC is a manually curated collection of biolnformatics databases and software tools. Search for topic or tool of interest among the annotations and links for 2440 bioinformatics databases and software tools. Need to find out what tools can be used for phosphorylation? Enter the term and see what you get!

Click here for a short tutorial on how to use the OBRC.

Bioinformatics Databases and Tools

Metacore -- genomic analytical tool and pathway analyzer. See here for access and registration info

TAIR --  The Arabidopsis Information Resources maintains a database of genetic and molecular biology data for Arabidopsis thaliana. 

NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) --  collection public databases for research in computational biology, genome data, and biomedical information.

Ensembl -- software system which produces and maintains automatic annotation on selected eukaryotic genomes.

GenePattern --  analysis workflow tool developed to support multidisciplinary genomic research program.

BLAST -- analysis tool that finds regions of similarity between biological sequences.


PubMed Tag Clouds

LigerCat is a PubMed search tool that uses tag clouds to show important concepts and trends. LigerCat aggregates multiple articles in PubMed, summing their MeSH descriptors and presenting them in a cloud, weighted by frequency.

MeSH is PubMed's controlled vocabulary.